|Art and the Commodity Form, Left Forum 2013, 6.8.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society|
A talk and guided discussion held at Left Forum 2013, at Pace University, on June 8th, 2013.Description: If it is true that the 'commodity-structure' (Lukacs) is the defining feature of modern capitalism down through the present, then it stands to reason that it has no less impacted the way art is produced, consumed, circulated, and exchanged. This shift in art's character happened both objectively (e.g., as in an article produced for exchange on the market), and subjectively (i.e., as a kind o...
Keywords: Chris Mansour; Ben Blumberg; Victoria Campbell; art; commodity; Lukacs; Adorno; Benjamin
|A Year, a Month, and a Day: Looking back on Occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society|
A roundtable discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society on October 18, 2012 at New York University. A year, a month, and a day ago marked the official beginning of an ostensibly new, post-Obama phase of radical politics in America. The longer prehistory of Occupy has been variously traced back to anti-austerity protests in Europe, the Arab Spring, and the London riots â with some of its roots stretching all the way to alter-globalization in the late 1990s...
Keywords: left; ows; wall st; new york; platypus; platypus affiliated society; Lisa Montanarelli; Fritz Tucker; David Haack; Victoria Campbell; Shyam Khanna; capitalism; society; debt; economy; discontent; crisis; occupy wall street; strike debt